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Artemisia

Grown for their magnificent silvery foliage, Artemisia can be shrubs, perennials or annuals, evergreen or deciduous, with usually aromatic, deeply divided foliage and rather insignificant flower-heads. Perfect for dry, sunny, well-drained sites, they are graceful additions to the landscape, in combination with perennials whose flowers are mostly in the cool color range.

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Artemisia 'Powis Castle'

Good-looking, drought tolerant and fragrant, award-winner Artemisia 'Powis Castle' is a bushy sub-shrub, which is highly valued for its fernlike, silvery-white foliage, that easily blends with any flower bulbs and other perennial plants. Yellow flowers appear in late summer or early fall, but they are not spectacular and are best cut off to keep the foliage at its best.

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Artemisia abrotanum (Southernwood)

Artemisia abrotanum (Southernwood) is a perennial sub-shrub typically grown for its magnificent and strongly aromatic, ferny, light green foliage. Perfect for hot and dry sites.

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Artemisia dracunculus (French Tarragon)

Artemisia dracunculus (French Tarragon) is a woody-based, upright perennial prized for its narrowly lance-shaped, aromatic leaves, 3-4 in. long (7-10 cm). Borne on usually erect stems, they enjoy a delicious pungent anise-like flavor and aroma and are commonly used as a culinary herb in the classic French cuisine.

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Artemisia lactiflora (White Mugwort)

Resembling the delicate Astilbe, Artemisia lactiflora (White Mugwort) is favored for its deep green foliage, its attractive plumes of creamy-white flowers and its elegant vertical lines

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Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen' (White Sage)

Artemisia ludoviciana 'Silver Queen' (White Sage) is an upright spreading herbaceous perennial forming a bushy clump of lance-shaped, silvery leaves with deeply cut jagged margins. Aromatic when bruised, the leaves, 2-4 in. long (5-10 cm), are white-woolly and keep their striking color throughout the season.

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Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis' (White Sage)

Grown for its magnificent foliage, Artemisia ludoviciana 'Valerie Finnis' (White Sage) is an upright herbaceous perennial forming a bushy clump of lance-shaped, silvery leaves with deeply cut jagged margins. Aromatic when bruised, the leaves are white-woolly and keep their striking color throughout the season.

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Artemisia ludoviciana (White Sage)

Grown for its magnificent silver white foliage, Artemisia ludoviciana (White Sage) is a fast-spreading perennial that adds light and contrast to the landscape and combines well with almost everything.

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Artemisia schmidtiana 'Nana' (Wormwood)

One of the most popular foliage plants, award-winner Artemisia schmidtiana 'Nana' is a compact, semi-evergreen perennial forming a low, spreading mound with soft, silvery leaves divided into hair-like segments of extremely fine foliage texture.

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Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound' (Wormwood)

Highly popular, Artemisia schmidtiana 'Silver Mound' is a compact, semi-evergreen perennial forming a ravishing silky cushion of finely cut silver foliage.

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Artemisia tridentata (Big Sagebrush)

Artemisia tridentata (Big Sagebrush) is an evergreen shrub or small tree with gnarled branches clothed with highly aromatic, small, silky, silvery leaves, usually tipped with 3 teeth. The foliage emits sweet, pungent aroma when bruised.

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